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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a HVAC technician during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To set up a safe consultation or appointment with an HVAC technician during the COVID-19 pandemic, start by comparing technicians in your area in an online search. Message or call technicians to ask whether they can perform a consultation over the phone or even over a video call. This way, they can assess the problem without increasing the risk of virus transmission by visiting your house. 

If it turns out the service is essential, you’ll need to follow CDC guidelines as well as local government guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety.

How can I find out if an HVAC technician is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Currently, governments on both the federal and local levels are updating guidelines on what qualifies as an essential service. To see whether an HVAC technician is considered an essential service during the COVID-19 pandemic, check your city or state’s government website. 

For federal guidelines, check CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 page, which identifies 16 critical infrastructure sectors during the crisis. But note that not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire an HVAC technician when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a technician for an HVAC repair or installation project, practice current social distancing guidelines. This may require remaining outside while the technician works or ensuring the technician can work in a sectioned-off area or outbuilding.

Comply with social distancing guidelines while the technician is performing work. Do not make physical contact with technicians, maintain at least 6 feet of distance between you at all times, sanitize all involved spaces and surface and pay using a digital platform instead of cash or a check.

Can I use digital payments to pay for central air conditioning services?

The use of digital payment platforms -- like Google Pay, PayPal, Zelle, Venmo and Square Cash -- is common among air conditioning technicians. Currently, the COVID-19 pandemic is improving the adoption of these platforms as a means of helping social distancing.

As you compare local air conditioning technicians online, contact them to see if they’ll accept digital payments. Also, discuss strategies for completing the job while complying with safety guidelines for reducing the risk of exposure.

Can I install central air myself?

While you may be able to do some preparation work for central air installation, you should hire a licensed contractor to complete the project and handle the air conditioning refrigerants. 

Also, unless you have the proper credentials, you risk making common mistakes when installing central air. This may include installing the wrong-size furnace, improperly installing ductwork and exhaust systems, and incorrectly managing drainage.

To ensure your central air is installed correctly, contact the best HVAC pros near you and start getting free estimates today.

Is it worth it to install central air?

Depending on where you live, it might be worth it to install central air. Central air makes your house comfortable on hot summer days. And although it’s hard to predict if adding central air will increase your home’s value, prospective homebuyers will certainly notice if it’s missing.

Another advantage of central air is that it can help dehumidify your home. Not only will it make your home more comfortable and enjoyable, but it can also  help prevent mold from growing or spreading.

Contact the best HVAC contractors near you to learn more about the central air installation process and to start receiving free estimates.

Does central air add value to a home?

A central air unit or HVAC system may add value to your home. Or, if you’re in the process of selling your home, it may help you close a sale.

The Remodeling Impact report found that 20% of realtors have suggested that home sellers replace their HVAC before attempting to sell their homes, and 7% said this project did help close a sale. 

Talk with an expert to figure out if adding an HVAC system is a good idea for your home. And contact the best HVAC pros near you to get free estimates so you’ll know how much this project will cost you.

Does an HVAC technician need to enter my home?

Because most HVAC systems are located in the home, it’s likely that an HVAC technician would need to enter yours when working on the projects. However, there might be exceptions. Some HVAC systems are located in garages or in areas of the house that are sectioned off. During the consultation, ask your technician if they'll need to enter your home.

When you contact local technicians, ask if they’ll perform a video call in place of a traditional consultation. Be sure to send all materials like photos and documents digitally, and comply with all relevant guidelines.

Do HVAC technicians offer remote or virtual services?

Because HVAC technicians need to be physically present to do their work, they have not conventionally offered remote or virtual services. However, with the importance of social distancing due to COVID-19, the need for remote capabilities is greater than ever. If you come across a profile that states the HVAC technician or AC professional is offering remote services, message the pro to find out what those services include.

Consult with your technician to see if the technician will be able to perform a video call consultation. You can find local technicians near you by searching online.

How many years does HVAC last?

The number of years an HVAC system lasts depend on the type and brand of components that make up your system. The lifespan of an air conditioner averages between 15 and 20 years. The life expectancy of a tankless water heater is approximately 20 years, while a storage water heater is closer to 10-15 years. Ducts may need replacing within 10-15 years. Your equipment will have a longer life if you have regular tuneups and maintenance to keep everything in good working order. If you’re having repair problems and your HVAC system is over 10 years old, it’s a good time to consider the costs and benefits of repairing vs. replacing. Energystar.gov provides the following tips to help you decide whether to repair or replace:

  • Your HVAC system needs frequent repairs and your energy bills are increasing.
  • Your cooling or heating equipment is less efficient.
  • Rooms in your home are too hot or too cold.
  • Your heat pump or air conditioner is more than 10 years old.
    • Replacing your system with an Energy Star-certified unit could save up to 20 percent on your heating and cooling bills.
  • Your furnace or boiler is more than 15 years old.
    • You may choose to replace your system with an Energy Star-certified furnace (which is 15 percent more efficient than a conventional furnace) or an Energy Star-certified boiler (which is 5 percent more efficient).
  • Your home has humidity problems.
  • Your home has excessive dust.
    • Leaky ducts can pull particles and air from attics, crawl spaces and basements and distribute them throughout your house. Sealing your ducts may be a solution.
  • Your heating or cooling system is noisy.
    • You could have an undersized duct system or a problem with the indoor coil of your cooling equipment.
  • Your score on the Home Energy Yardstick is below five.
    • That means your home energy use is above average and you're probably paying too much for your utilities.
Reviews for Oro Valley hvac professionals
Elias D.
Red Mechanical HVAC-R was great, definitely recommend them on any AC or HVAC job.
Red Mechanical HVAC-RRed Mechanical HVAC-R
Matt W.
Fernando is fantastic, a true professional who really understands his work - if you need HVAC , this is the man to call !
Ac WizardAc Wizard
Clyde N.
Bob was very courteous, professional and inspected all possible scenarios to have my HVAC up and running. His recommendation and thorough explanations were taken to have the unit replaced.
Aqua Heating and Air ConditioningAqua Heating and Air Conditioning
Nathan S.
I'd been at my wits end with my Hvac. Lending his perspective gave clarity to issues I hadn't foreseen. I hope to return the favor. Thx again!
Ac WizardAc Wizard
Herb S.
Bob Davis went the extra mile and provided quality service on our three ACs. A HVAC veteran that explained and showed me the issues on each AC with reasonable corrective measures. Highly recommend.
Aqua Heating and Air ConditioningAqua Heating and Air Conditioning
Tim C.
Fernando was quick to respond, extremely competent, and fast to get the job done. He went above and beyond to drive out to Home Depot and supply fuses that I had forgotten. Will use him again for my HVAC work.
Ac WizardAc Wizard
Thumbtack Customer
Air conditioning had stopped working just before the Labor Day holiday. J and J HVAC LLC. They returned an answer to my request the same day. Came to fix the problem on-time as promised and their charges were very reasonable.
J and J HVAC L.L.CJ and J HVAC L.L.C
Thumbtack Customer
We had an emergency when our A/C went out and I'm 8 months pregnant. Fernando was so helpful. He made us a priority, diagnosed the issue, and completed the task in a few hours. I'd recommend this company to anyone with hvac issues.
Ac WizardAc Wizard
Thumbtack Customer
John diagnosed my furnace problem in no time. Bad Ignitor. Another contractor, after spending over an hour trying to convince me I needed a new HVAC system, offered to replace the ignitor for $350. John charged me only a fraction of that other guy. He actually wanted to help me, and he did. Thanks John.
J and J HVAC L.L.CJ and J HVAC L.L.C
Thumbtack Customer
My experience with Fernando was excellent. Not only did he respond immediately, but offered me solutions to try on my own which ultimately allowed me to take care of the problem myself! What a refreshing experience with a wonderfully professional technician! I will definitely call Ac Wizard for any future hvac needs and highly recommend Fernando to all my friends and business contacts!
Ac WizardAc Wizard
Nathan S.
Why the extra star? Service call fee is applied to bill. Good tech. Four other companies do is part of a routine check. Each co. fixed one part of the system and left, leaving the rest to the next person, and guesswork on my part. Paying for the estimate of work like this, I could hire a lawyer for less... just out numerous travel/diagnostic fee. How many more times 🎶🎵. Just a theory, that management of these companies discourage an copacetic repair. Since this review is an extension to overall experience in Hvac matters, I can’t leave out the guys who gave free opinions. All I can do is give thanks and the very occasional tip.
Signature Heating and CoolingSignature Heating and Cooling
Teri W.
Late on the afternoon of September 30th, I found out that the A/C in our condo wasn't working. It's a rental, and tenants were arriving the next day. We contacted Bob and he called immediately and said he'd be there at 6:30 the next morning, which he was. He did a band-aid fix (new capacitor and Freon boost), so when the tenants arrived it would be cool enough until the unit could be replaced. He and Jack arranged for the crane necessary to get a new until onto the roof, and the A/C was replaced on Thursday. Throughout, Bob was communicative, professional, responsive and reasonable. All of this was done while I was 2,500 miles away! I'd recommend Bob highly for any HVAC needs.
Aqua Heating and Air ConditioningAqua Heating and Air Conditioning
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